O-Town releases CD, reminded that Backstreet Boys “despise” them.

O-Town releases CD, reminded that Backstreet Boys “despise” them.
O-Town’s album is in stores today, and along with it comes reminders from bigger boy groups that O-Town doesn’t exactly have fans among their peers. In a big feature about the group, the New York Daily News reminds O-Town that the Backstreet Boys’ Kevin Richardson told the newspaper last fall, “We despise Making the Band.” Of the self-titled album, Amazon.com says it takes “a step past saccharine pop.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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